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Mary’s Well is found just below the Greek Orthodox Church of the Annunciation in modern-day Nazareth.
The well was positioned over an underground spring that served for centuries as a local watering hole for the Arab villagers.

The well was renovated twice, once in 1967 and once in 2000. The current structure is a symbolic representation of the structure that was once in use, and surrounds it a small garden.

"Mary's Well" or "Ain Maryam", as the locals call it, had been so named since "time immemorial" and that it provided as the city’s main water source for Nazareth Residents and Traverlers.

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Mary's Well Square Rank #14 of 30 | Type: Historic Sites
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Excellent: 34
Very good: 30
Average: 55
Poor: 51
Terrible: 27
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"Somewhat disappointing"
30 September 2017
This site is somewhat neglected. There is no water to be seen and the place generally has something of an abandoned feeling.
"Ok"
23 September 2017
If one is not here for religious reason than you can pass on this site. The well is in the square and the place is self explanatory.
"One of three"
20 September 2017
Standard situation, there are multiple sites where this well is located and this one of them. It's in the middle of a community square so worth stopping to take a look if you are passing by but I...
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